New York City has the highest population of homeless students in America. According to a recent article in the New York Times, one of every 10 students in the city is technically homeless as defined by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. At 144 schools in the city, roughly one-third of the students are homeless. This high homeless population affects the schools’ academic performance. In the 2015-16 academic year, only 15% of students living in shelters passed the state English test and only 12% passed the math test.